Simon Cowell has already said he won’t be joining ABC’s upcoming American Idol reboot, but what about in the future? Cowell recently spoke to Deadline about the possibility of ever appearing on the TV series again.
Cowell was one of the singing competition show’s original judges, alongside Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. He left the FOX series after season nine in 2010 to work on the American version of The X Factor.
Speaking to Deadline, Cowell said he doubts he’ll ever be involved with American Idol again:
I don’t really have any involvement in that show, other than my time spent on it, which is a good memory. I doubt very much I would ever be involved in that show again. The thing about that show was, sometimes you just create magic without realizing you’re creating it, whether it was the producers, the judges, the host — everything just worked. And one by one everybody left and you could feel it coming. It was like because there is not much of a format with Idol. … For me, Idol is a memory, a great memory at the beginning.”
As of now, Katy Perry is the only confirmed judge set for ABC‘s American Idol reboot. A premiere date has not yet been set, but the show is expected to return in early 2018.
What do you think? Are you a fan of American Idol? Would you like to see Simon return for the ABC revival?
I believe it’s a great ideal in the future but next year maybe too soon
Now, we’re having American Idol back next year on ABC this time.
What are the chances for The X Factor?
I’m not even watching the show especially since they got Katy Perry on the show and plus Ryan Seacrest did not even make a decision about hosting the show so pretty much when it comes on ABC midseason it will go downhill eventually
I have watched American Idol for several yers, but will NOT be watching this season. I have no desire to listen to Katie Perry.
No, thanks. I would rather see him get involved with The X Factor (revived series), again. I’m still waiting for The X Factor to come back to America for the first time since 2013.
I agree. Simon should be reviving The X Factor by now or after America’s Got Talent.
Didn’t like it the girst time around, have no intention of watch yhis ridiculous reboot